Requisition ID:  28945

Director, CARES Hub (Student Wellbeing)

Job Summary

The Director, CARES Hub will set and execute operational strategy to accomplish the mission of the CARES Hub: “To build Boilermaker Engineers by developing awareness, wellbeing, and community for undergraduate students through outreach, direct access to wellbeing resources, and community-building programs that prepare students to thrive in the College of Engineering.” The Director will be responsible for designing and implementing community-level wellbeing interventions as well as outreach for the CARES Hub. This position will also be responsible for hiring and co-supervision of embedded CAPS counselors and coordination with campus partners to advance the CARES Hub mission. This position will have a wide degree of latitude to tackle complex and nuanced challenges related to improving student wellbeing.

Who We Are

The College of Engineering at Purdue University is among the best and largest Engineering schools in the world, and is one of the top-ranked engineering colleges in the nation. In particular, Purdue Engineering is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as 8th for undergraduate programs, 2nd for online graduate engineering programs, and 4th for graduate programs (2nd among public universities), and is 5th among universities in the world for utility patents (USPTO). With nearly 16,000 engineering students and more than 500 tenure track faculty in the college, this position has ample opportunity to have an impact at one of the world’s most influential universities.


The Office of Undergraduate Education is among the current global leaders in educating engineers, named as the only U.S. public university in the global Top 10. Our team makes significant effort and progress across all aspects of undergraduate education, from recruitment to graduation, including access, success, advising, experiential learning and engagement.

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What We Are Looking For



  • Master’s degree in public health, psychology, social work, higher education student affairs, or other discipline related to health and wellbeing
  • A minimum of 6-7 years of experience in public health, mental health, counseling, social work, program/project management, or related field
  • Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered



  • PhD or PsyD in psychology or related field strongly preferred
  • Experience in a college mental health setting
  • Supervisory experience    



  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Broad knowledge of public health, psychological services, and mental health issues/concerns among student population
  • Ability to interact with diverse employees and students across multiple levels of the organization
  • Ability to adhere to confidentiality requirements, as well as university policies and guidelines



  • Knowledge of resources and programs at Purdue University
  • Data query and internet skills, ability to analyze data, identify trends, and communicate impact

Additional Information

  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue
  • Purdue University will not sponsor employment authorization for this position  
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contributions Immediately
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply
  • Benefit Statement: Purdue University offers a substantial Benefit Package including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a generous paid time off package for sick and vacation days

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette